by Thoai Lu on May 17 2011, 10:34AM
A new study in Detroit, where 47 percent are illiterate, digs into solutions.
by Shani O. Hilton on May 17 2011, 10:16AM
Colorlines’ D.C. reporter/blogger Shani O. Hilton will spend the summer blogging out the institutional and political hurdles, and the overlooked solutions.
by Asraa Mustufa on May 10 2011, 12:03PM
Filings in at least three of the state’s cities were nearly three times more concentrated in communities of color than in majority white ones.
by Michelle Chen on May 3 2011, 9:04AM
From the food industry to tea party benefactor David Koch, corporatists are hammering lawmakers to move pacts that have been stalled since the Bush era.
by Michelle Chen on April 22 2011, 9:00AM
Rising food prices have plunged more than 44 million people in to poverty in the past year. That’s just the beginning.
by Michelle Chen on April 18 2011, 9:27AM
On the same day this month, the president backed a Colombia pact he campaigned against, and new memos revealed how complicit Chiquita has been in anti-union violence.
by Kai Wright on April 11 2011, 9:44AM
A growing number of states are trying to regulate high-cost, small-dollar loans. But the industry, with Wall Street’s backing, is moving fast to evade new rules.
by Shani O. Hilton on April 4 2011, 1:33PM
Congress has until Friday to decide whether to scapegoat struggling families by a lot, or just a little.
by Kai Wright on April 4 2011, 11:29AM
King lent his celebrity to the black men who labored in Memphis’ refuge because they symbolized a global economy built upon exploiting black and brown people.
by Rinku Sen on March 25 2011, 10:11AM
The state’s GOP shows Wisconsin how to truly steal from workers and give to corporate power.
by Shani O. Hilton on March 21 2011, 10:53AM
Reps. Hank Johnson and Jesse Jackson, Jr., drop bill to ban hiring bias against people already out of work.
by Lindsay Beyerstein on March 11 2011, 1:50PM
Wisconsin has killed collective bargaining, but there and in other states, the battle is still building.
by Kai Wright on February 19 2011, 1:00PM
Madison is looking more and more like the left’s moment of truth.
by Raquel Brown on February 18 2011, 5:55PM
Thousands swarm the Capitol to fight back as new GOP Gov. Scott Walker tries to end collective bargaining for public workers.
by Kai Wright on February 18 2011, 11:53AM
National data suggests black folks’ jobs hang in the balance of the increasingly ugly fight over public workers unions.